Short Mother’s Day Comment

Eyes of Laura MarsToday, as in years past, Facebook will be ridiculously inundated with hundreds of postings about Mother’s Day. *sigh* Many people have already or will be changing their profile or cover banner photo to one of their mother or to one featuring themselves photographed with their mother. Fine. While that act is a nice indicator of honor and remembrance of their living or deceased mother, I’ve always found that sort of thing a bit pointless to do on social media, if not just plain superficial. Then again, Facebook is full of superficial people who do superficial things. As such, I suppose the Facebook profile and cover photo changes on Mother’s Day (and on Father’s Day, too) is par for the course. Again, this is, and has always been my feeling on the matter. Anyone taking offense or strong opposition to it won’t change my mind. In fact, I think those persons would do well to simply accept the fact that everyone will not agree with what they or other people do on social media.
ANYWAY…
One thing which I will never understand is why some men post [on social media] Mother’s Day greetings to each other. Really, fellas? I find that sort of thing absolutely silly, completely unmanly, ignorant, stupid and certainly disrespectful to those women who are or who serve as mothers. I feel the same about those women who post or verbally pass Father’s Day greetings to members of their kind. In recent years, I’ve seen members of my ethnic group do such dumbass shit on Facebook. Where the fuck is the confusion on which parent’s day should be observed or celebrated with honor in the months of May and June? I don’t get it nor do I want to “get it”.
Again, *sigh*.

RobFather X

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Annual Friendectomy of My Facebook Friends List

RobFather XIt is January 1st… a day where annually I restart the quarterly clock of friendectomizing (aka “defriending” or “unfriending”) those persons from my Facebook friends list whom I’ve:

  • had little to no meaningful contact or communication exchange over the past several months to complete year… and/or
  • received little to no sign of support or at least some favorable comments for any of my life statuses… and/or
  • determined to have surpassed my patience and tolerance of their religious and political expressions and/or their ignorantly made comments related to certain issues affecting our society… and/or
  • simply lost interest in that person being connected to me in social media.

CHECK IT: The fact that it’s a new year doesn’t mean I have changed or somehow need to modify my desire in wanting and requiring quality social media friendships and relationships. It also doesn’t mean that I need to demonstrate social media “loyalty” by continuing to keep someone – anyone, on my social media friends list who give or offer me nothing. The friendectomized will have to fuckin’ deal with being cut; they will quickly get over the sudden disconnect and move on. After all, it’s just Facebook. More importantly, what have any of them done for me lately?

Keepin’ It…REAL!

RobFather Rants: The Private Lives of Celebrities (Why The Fuck Should We Care?)

RobFather-X (15a)So here I am, on this fine Monday evening (May 12, 2014), trying to get through my “off” day and do what I do online and in social media. All fucking day all I see on Facebook is the word or name “Solange”. So I asked myself, “What or who is this “Solange” thing or person which so many people are talking about?”

I looked at the word/name “Solange” a few times before realizing that I probably am pronouncing it wrong. So I did what a few other people have probably done and Google’d it. Come to find out that it’s a name – of a female – the sister to recording artist Beyoncé – and her name is Solange Knowles. (I still can’t pronounce the name.) So I checked further to find out why her name is trending the web, the media and the attention of so many people on Facebook. I should have stopped the moment I learned that she was related to Beyoncé but I didn’t. Stupid me. You see, I am not a Beyoncé fan nor am I one of Jay Z (aka Sean Carter). I don’t know those people and their public and personal lives aren’t worth the turd of shit I dropped in the toilet this morning. Those people simply have no bearing on my life. Yet, I just had to find out why these people captured the attention of the media, the web and many of my friends on Facebook. Well, I learned that supposedly, someone possibly identified as being Solange and someone possibly identified as Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z got into some physical altercation on an elevator. I watch the 3:31 silent TMZ video as I asked myself, “Why are people concerned with this?” “Who the fuck cares what these wealthy people do?”

I just couldn’t believe…no, wait; That’s not true; I suppose by now that I DO believe that there are people whose day simply isn’t completely made until they’ve seen the negative aspects of some celebrity. I shake my head at this kind of mess and kick my ass for even bothering to waste a fraction of my time watching a three and a half-minute silent video of people in an elevator being…well, people! Perhaps, had that been a video of some extremely important people fussing and fighting, say President Obama and Michelle or Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles for instance, who were having a fuss then perhaps I could understand the interest and this article might be moot.
And no readers; I will NOT post that piece of shit in this article! You’ve got everything you need in this rant to find that video online (if you haven’t seen it already) and look at it yourself! I’d strongly advise against making that search. You’ll thank me (unless of course, you ARE the type of person whose toes I’m stomping all over right now).

So I must ask: “Who the fuck is Jay Z, Beyoncé or that Solange person in the grand scheme of running this country and/or this world?” Those people are not world leaders, world religious leaders or famous doctors or philosophers known to make a difference in the world. Why are so many people focused on the personal lives of people like the Knowles and the Carters – or with any celebrity?

Someone needs to explain to me – in the clearest of detail, why anyone should give a flying fuck about what those people – or any celebrity for that matter, does on a personal or private basis. Celebrity gossip website TMZ gets a hold of something like the video I’m discussing, posts it online and people just…salivate! I don’t understand it; all I know is that I hate it!

Keepin’ It…REAL!

Happy 10th, Facebook!

Happy Birthday, Facebook (4 FEB 2014)Well, I told many before that this dreaded day was coming.
It’s here and now I get to say…

HAPPY FUCKIN’ BIRTHDAY, FACEBOOK!

I hope you fuckers at Facebook, your COWARDLY “police force” and all of your addicts will celebrate responsibly!

Facebook-addict
RobFather-X shall “celebrate” by friendectomizing more social media mute people off his friends list and giving a groupdectomy to the non-active members in his Facebook group! Stand the fuck by!

Drinking too much FacebookOh, and here’s a news story to read…AND…
click Targeting Fuckbook Behavior to check out my series of articles on Facebook behavior!

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Facebook Mutes

Facebook Mutes-faceSocial media mutes…in particular, Facebook mutes. I hate those silent muthafuckas on Facebook! I simply can’t “read” them! Facebook mutes asked to be my Facebook friend; I certainly didn’t track them down. In the private chat room, many of them claim to want to get to know me but, while I often post content or make comments to things other people post on Facebook, I rarely see nothing original posted from those particular silent Facebook friends. In fact, I rarely get a “like” to something I posted on my page and don’t get a comment or a few words of support or personal opinion from them on things which I’ve posted on Facebook! I sure as hell don’t see any fresh Facebook statuses from them nor do I see their comments to things which others have posted on Facebook. It is therefore impossible for me – and I’m sure others as well, to learn anything significant about whom the fuck those particular Facebook friends are!

woman-using-laptop1-1024x494I’ve noticed that many Facebook mutes love to share things posted by other people instead posting anything original. I don’t get that. Facebook is social media. A user of any social media outlet is expected to share and engage in [respectable] dialogue with other people whereby other users can read and try to learn more about who a person is, how that person thinks and feels or would react regarding certain things. If people who sign up to use Facebook don’t want to socialize then why the fuck are they there? I don’t accept the often read or heard excuse of “I’m busy” or “I don’t have time” [to engage on Facebook or social media]. I say, fuck that! If a person’s time is so occupied then logically that person should not be on social media like Facebook, let alone be submitting friend requests! By the way: Why do “busy people” submit Facebook friend requests? That makes no sense. It’s not rocket science to realize that in order to be a part of Facebook or any social media community, one has to have some time to actively engage in it!

Facebook EASY-LIKE buttonAs a social media user of MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, it’s always been difficult for me – and for most intelligent people I’d imagine, to take any measure of intellect, education, personality or character from a social media mute. Facebook mutes are users of that medium who simply share, re-post or give a “LIKE” or an “easy like” to whatever other Facebook users post or share. As such, their actions tell little to nothing about that particular Facebook user – the one doing that sort of thing. Those people need to get with the program! Perhaps someone can help me answer these other questions:

  • Are social media or Facebook mutes actually GHOSTS?
  • Are they clandestine spies or perhaps Facebook police who have infiltrated my friends list for the purpose of collecting data about me or others so that they can use it at some point in the future to send me or someone else to Facebook jail? Or worse… to blackmail someone by threatening to reveal a person’s Facebook content or secret comments to someone else, the Facebook police or Facebook administrators? OMG! (LOL!)

These are valid questions – which has a partial ring of humor but a load of considerable seriousness behind them. Just think about it. *sigh*
I dunno…Maybe I shouldn’t mock the quiet Facebook users because it may come across to others as me being “judgmental of who they are.” Right?
Nah! Fuck that! I don’t think I’m judging a damn thing! I’m simply calling shit out as I see it! In my mind, that’s keeping it real!

Are FB friends REALLY friendsYou see, I have no fuckin’ way of knowing for certain exactly who the fuck my mute Facebook “friends” are; at least not in terms of what their online personality and intellect is all about! So it fuckstrates me to know so damn little…no, to know next to nothing (short of some limited bullshit on their “about” page) about such people who have asked to be my Facebook friend. (Why the fuck do they ask?) Technically, a Facebook mute is not my Facebook friend nor is he/she yours! That muthafucka is still a Facebook stranger. I’ve never seen on the option on Facebook for one to request to be Facebook stranger and I certainly wouldn’t be foolish to approve a “stranger request” since the majority of Facebook users whom one does not know are already strangers! Duh!! But… perhaps I would have indeed been made a fool…that is, IF I continue to allow Facebook mutes to remain on my friends list.

People who share in the mutual desire to get to know others in the world via social media should be the only ones submitting friend requests; just as sensible people in the real world who wants to make the FB poke-2 (Red X)acquaintance of a stranger at some social gathering will simply walk up to someone, say hello (they don’t ever “poke” a person to do this; – and how I fuckin’ HATE that Facebook “poking” shit!) and further introduces him or herself with the hope that conversation will ensue. They find if they have things in common with each other (other than being at The Silence of Our Facebook Friends (RFXP edit)the same gathering for perhaps the same purpose) and the two or more people get to know each other better. This is called socializing!
People who do not intend to meet other people, who do not want to socialize or who somehow feel bothered by the presence or closeness of other people should never attend parties, concerts, rallies and other public or social gatherings. They should stay the fuck clear of public places such as pubs, marketplaces, malls, churches, bookstores and the like. Thus it should be with regard to social media outlets like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. While society frowns on one being a recluse there’s no law that I know of against a person who chooses to be one.
CHECK IT: A social media mute or its rare user should remain a wallflower of society and stay the fuck away from its dance floor.
More questions:

  • Why should I want to have people on my friends list who are Facebook mutes or strangers?
    You know, that kind of silent behavior from a Facebook user is a bit unnerving. It is akin to someone coming to a party and just walking around or standing in some corner of the room looking at everybody but never once engaging in the party (meaning, social media/Facebook) or with the host (that would be me) or the other guests (that would be other social media/Facebook friends/users).
  • Who the fuck are these very quiet or SOCIALLY MUTE people at the Facebook party (aka my Facebook friends list)?
  • Why the fuck did they ever request to be my Facebook friend but yet remain MUTE as a fuckin’ stone at the very forum where they are EXPECTED to mingle, interact, engage in conversation and just be sociable?
    I simply don’t get that! After all…fuck! I thought that I was the one who was introverted and shy! Sheesh! And no: that other tired-ass excuse of “I don’t come to Facebook often” needs to be shoved back up the ass from where it came! If people don’t intend to engage with others in a social media like Facebook perhaps they should consider closing their account Delete-defriend-and-move-on– or at the very least do me the honor and favor of simply defriending me! If defriended, I promise not to cry or throw a hissy fit! It’s just not my style and I won’t give a shit!

Social media mutes and Facebook mutes are the same as being invisible or dead as far as I’m concerned. As a realist I simply don’t deal with invisible or dead things. My thinking is this: If I cannot “read” a person then I must no longer be associated with that person and therefore must cut away, block and/or defriend that person! I’m damn good at performing the friendectomy!

Keepin’ It…REAL!